Review: “Dangerous Creatures” Is Spunky, But Has No Bite (Dangerous Creatures, #1) – Emertainment Monthly

By Cynthia Ayala ‘ 17 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

dangerous-creatures-174x131A spin-off novel from the “Beautiful Creatures” series, “Dangerous Creatures” stands on its own, with sharp new characters to breathe life into the story. […] Continue reading “Review: “Dangerous Creatures” Is Spunky, But Has No Bite (Dangerous Creatures, #1) – Emertainment Monthly”


Spunky, but no bite | Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)

By Cynthia Ayala

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Ridley Duchannes is a bad girl. She lets the world know in her skimpy clothes and high heels. She’s a Dark Castor, a Siren. You can never trust her, and you shouldn’t. But lucky for her, her on-again-off-again boyfriend Wesley “Link” Lincoln doesn’t know any better. Ridley’s past, her mistakes, have gotten her into a world of trouble and for her, Link is her key out. But something more sinister is after the pair of them, something that may cost them everything.

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is the first published novel of their new series, a spin-off of Beautiful Creatures. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on May 20, 2014, the novel follows fan favorite bad girl Ridley as she gets into a whole new world of trouble with her quarter Incubus boyfriend, fellow fan favorite, Link.
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Weekly Reading List #17

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week/weekend. It’s been pretty boring here in sunny Florida. Of course, here is some interesting news. My reviews have been favorited and retweeted Twitter by some authors! Isn’t that exciting! It may have only been two authors (Soman Chainani and Danielle Vega), but any sort of recognition is exciting in my book. They liked what I had to say about their novels. Then again, when I’m giving a book 4 or 5 stars, it’s hard to not like it, even if it may be poorly written. Oh God, now I’m going to be even more self-conscious about my reviews. However, if I stop now I won’t improve and sticking to it, analyzing and editing it certainly a way to make sure that I continue to improve.

So I finished the fourth novel in the Saga of Seven Suns series, Scattered Suns, and it was amazing! I’m in the middle of A Magic Dark and Bright right now and so far I like it. Can’t really complain, I did get the book for free after all via a Goodreads Giveaway. Anyway, here’s what’s on my reading list for the coming week. Happy reading folks.

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Weekly Reading List #13

By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there readers! I know that I missed last week but I was at the Florida Supercon so I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done. But this week, man, I read two whole books! Cinder and Survive the Night were so good. Especially Survive the Night. Danielle Vega really knows how to suck a reader in and with that novel, she simply captivated me. I’m very picky with giving books five stars, but that novel certainly earned it; I couldn’t put it down.

Anyway, here’s what’s coming up on my weekly reading list and, as always, all synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading folks.
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Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles: Book 3)

Beautiful and spellbinding, a great book for the young adults of this generation. What I loved about this story was how it flowed, how it moved and picked up the ending. I have to say it progressed very well and picked up neatly. The style of this novel was amazing. The ending, which was unsuspecting and threw me such a huge curve ball was done … Continue reading Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles: Book 3)

Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles: Book 2)

The magic and love wove a romantic struggle in darkness and light, thrilling the reader. I have to say the characterization I this novel was amazing and the connection between the characters was excellently portrayed in the writing.  I both loved and hated that only because Lena’s character was really beginning to annoy me by shutting herself and disconnecting herself from the other character.  Despite … Continue reading Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles: Book 2)

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles: Book 1)

An absolutely amazing novel. The concept of witches has been done again and again since the days of Charmed and has progressed to so many realms. But what this novel does is reinterpret the not just the story, but also the mythology of the witches themselves. Even, the name Casters is a new take on the story and supernatural aspect of the story. The internal … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles: Book 1)

Beautiful Creatures

Definitely better than Twilight as far as story and acting are concerned, but adaption wise, there was room for improvement.  Having read the book I understood the melodramatic moment and forgave them due to the ending, considering the acting was really good.  Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, enough said in that respect.  However, there were quite a number of changes.  Characters in the book were cut … Continue reading Beautiful Creatures

Why Alice Englert Almost Turned Down Beautiful Creatures And What Changed Her Mind

By:  Eric Eisenberg Ever since the young adult novel adaptation phase hit Hollywood the results have been quite mixed. While certainly some franchises have found incredible success with critics, there have been more than a few others that not only fail to be good movies, but also simply feel like they were made just for the quick cash grab. So it’s understandable that when Alice Englert, … Continue reading Why Alice Englert Almost Turned Down Beautiful Creatures And What Changed Her Mind